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Constructing a Participatory Approach for the Evaluation of Social Policies and Programmes

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Silva, Maria Ozanira da Silva e

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Abstract "This article discusses the evaluation of social policies and programmes in the perspective of evaluation research. It tries to develop a methodology that has a participatory content. Thus, the evaluation of social policies and programmes is considered in its full potential for the construction of knowledge. It is seen as a development of the processes of public policies that involves different subjects, who have different interests and rationalities. In the construction of a concept of a participatory evaluation research, the article takes into account its technical, political and academic functions. Therefore, it reaffirms two dimensions of evaluation research: technical and political. The commitment of the evaluator-researcher to the critique of reality in the search for its transformation is the reference for the development of a participatory approach in evaluation research. The paper presents an introduction that describes the origins of what is considered as a participatory approach for evaluation of social policies and programmes, followed by developing reflections about evaluation as a part of the process of public policies; presents a concept of evaluation research in order to consider, in the following sections, details of the construction of a participatory concept and approach in evaluation research." (author's abstract)
Keywords social policy; evaluation; action research
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Social Policy; Research Design
Free Keywords Evaluationsforschung
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 101-125
Journal International Journal of Action Research, 7 (2011) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1688/1861-9916_IJAR_2011_01_Silva
ISSN 1861-1303
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
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